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Record Review: Soft Cell – Memorabilia UK 12″

Soft Cell: Memorabilia UK 12″ [1981] Memorabilia [long version] Persuasion [long version] Back in 1982, I can recall first encountering the Soft Cell track “Memorabilia” on the “Non-Stop Ecstatic Dancing” remix album that followed in the wake of “Tainted Love’s” … Continue reading

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Record Review: That First Taste Of Soft Cell Courtesy Of Flexipop

Soft Cell/B. Movie: Metro Mr. X/Remembrance Day UK FLEXI [1981] Metro Mr. X [Soft Cell] Remembrance Day [B. Movie] When I was a college freshman, I spent a lot of time in the library, soaking up exotic periodicals like Billboard … Continue reading

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Soft Cell Go Out With A Bang In A Month… And Another Box!

As you may have seen from Taffy’s recent comment on yesterday’s post, Soft Cell will be playing their last ever show at the London O2 arena on September 30th, 2018. There still seem to be a few tickets left for … Continue reading

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Want List: Soft Cell Ready To Unleash BSOG [+ More] Beginning Next Week

While we have been hip deep in looooong threads for the last, uh, year [OMD Rock G.P.A., Ron Kane, Metamatic DLX RM, King Crimson live, etc.], I’ve not exactly been ignoring reality outside of my window; though it can seem … Continue reading

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Record Review: Ornamental – No Pain

Ornamental: No Pain UK 12″ [1987] No Pain No Pain #2 [short mix] Le Sacré d’Hiver No Pain [get ready mix] By all accounts, when Ornamental surfaced in 1987 they were that rarest of species; a New Wave supergroup. I … Continue reading

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Scarcity vs. Ubiquity: The Rise And Fall Of Synthpop [part 5]

By 1981, with The Human League transitioning to a completely different type of synthpop band, the UK charts began to get crowded with synthesizers as the goldrush to capitalize on the beachhead that Gary Numan established in 1979 led to … Continue reading

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New Wave Hall Of Shame: Soft Cell – Tainted Love/Where Did Our Love Go?

Inasmuch as the New Wave movement was a breath of fresh air to someone who had risen through the harsh ranks of seventies Top 40 pop, there came a point in the timeline when it wasn’t all skittles and beer. … Continue reading

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